Baseball: Z-M falls twice to Pine IslandZumbrota-Mazeppa dropped both games of a doubleheader Tuesday against Pine Island in Pine Island.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Zumbrota-Mazeppa dropped both games of a doubleheader Tuesday against Pine Island in Pine Island.
The Cougars lost the first game 9-2 and the second game 7-6. Z-M never led in either game and struggled fielding the ball.
The Cougars committed eight errors in the second game, which led to four unearned runs.
Pine Island jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and had a 7-0 lead after the second inning in the first game. Z-M (3-11, 3-7 HVL) didn’t score until the fifth inning.
After the first game things didn’t get better as the Cougars allowed Pine Island to score four runs without getting a hit.
Z-M battled back from a 4-0 deficit to make it a one-run game in the bottom of the seventh but struck out looking with a runner on third base to end the game.
Zach VanOstrand and Cody Krueger each went 2-for-4 and Chase Steffen had three RBI with a 1-for-3 performance for the Cougars.
Z-M will play Bethlehem Academy Saturday in the Medford tournament.